More information on people, places, and products covered in this issue of Metropolis.
Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July 2007
The Splinter bench was inspired by the ups and downs of romantic relationships.
The Sidwell Friends School is one of a string of educational buildings designed by Kieran Timberlake that merge instruction, sustainability, and behavior modification.
Emergency exit lighting by Assa Abloy addresses the limits of standard systems.
Brad Cloepfil’s emerging body of work may symbolize a shift away from glib shape-making toward a more timeless and lasting architecture.
How architecture and design shape our thinking, our culture—and our future
Any mention of environmentalism in the same breath as presents likely calls to mind that ill-favored form of recycling, regifting. At the New York International Gift Fair, however—which has a stake in keeping the unwanted goods that circulate endlessly to a minimum—there’s a plan afoot to green the industry in more ambitious (and more polite) ways. From August 11 to…
Our columnist’s first built work casts a slightly different light on criticism.
Two London kids’ magazines bring smart design to the 12-and-under set.
Auburn students build a home for a quilter that is greater than the sum of its parts.
New Orleans tapped planner Edward J. Blakely to lead in its reconstruction. He may be the only person who can do the job.
Decades ago artists began colonizing downtown, creating a social phenomenon that now reaches its ultimate culmination with Piero Lissoni’s Soho showroom.
New and notable books on architecture, culture, and design
Coop Himmelb(l)au’s addition to the Akron Art Museum brings a cantilevered flair to the industrial town.
The most high-performance rooms in the house get a suitably bold makeover.
Six North Dakota architects design mobile spaces for viewing a local painter’s work.
A Toronto architect embraces the famously unforgiving style.
Amale Andraos and Dan Wood—a pair of OMA alums—emerge from the long shadow of Rem Koolhaas.
As North Americans demonstrate their desire to pedal to work, bike manufacturers take inspiration from the Netherlands.
Mayor Mike’s plan for a more sustainable city is surprisingly comprehensive.